Artist Kate Carr (1976-2017)


Kate Carr (Photo: Clayton Porter)

Garvey|Simon is sad to report the loss of artist Kate Carr.   Kate passed away on April 27 due to complications from ovarian cancer. She was 40 years old.  She will be missed dearly.

A memorial service for Kate will be held this Friday, June 16, in Santa Fe for friends and family.

We invite you to sign her memorial guestbook:

Kate Carr memorial guestbook link

Our thoughts, love and condolences go out to her family, friends and loved ones. – Liz Garvey

Kate received her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Iowa in 2005. Although her early work was marked by playfulness and wit, over the years Kate’s aesthetic developed into a patient, searching minimalism. She was influenced by modernist masters Eva Hesse and Agnes Martin, the latter of whom she spent time with on an early artistic pilgrimage to Taos.

Kate loved and respected everyday materials–felt, wood, paper, thread–and let the forms of her sculptures be guided by the properties of their materials. Many of her pieces use repetition and juxtaposition to explore the qualities of line, the formal quality that most intrigued her. In her artist statement Kate wrote, “I look for line in the world. It has a rhythm, a hum. It both differentiates space and connects it.”

Kate had solo exhibitions in New York, Dallas, Marfa, Indianapolis, and Santa Fe. She received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2010, and was a resident artist at the Ucross Foundation, the Jentel Artist Residency Program, the Harwood Museum, and the MacDowell Colony. Her first New York exhibition, at Garvey|Simon Gallery in Chelsea, opened in October 2014.